July 3, 2015
The news is out of the big acquisition. Aetna has acquired Human, Louisville, Kentucky founded by David A. Jones and the late Wendell Cherry for $35 billion.
The big news did not push up stock price. July 2nd Aetna closed at -3.41 (-2.65%). Humana and Aetna could be good for the customer an/or a systems slow down as records merge to create transparency.
Humana was founded as a nursing home company on August 18, 1961 by Jones and Cherry and now is leader in healthcare delivery including insurance.
Any merger or acquisition is a transition that always requires cultural integration and technology platform synchronization for billing and system operability.
The customer needs to be aware as they engage in services moving forward. As I say, stay tune for the roll out. The roll out will either be a smooth transition or a slow series of hickups.